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on the obama record. certainly that rhetoric from mr. romney fits with that in recent weeks they said really a choice. dependency society based on the obama agenda of bigger government and bigger government intrusion into the lives of individual entrepreneural spirit of the american people versus romney view is less government, less regulation, less intrusion and more personal responsibility and opportunities of prosperity versus stagnation. there is a point on which you could expect the obama campaign and the president to pick at mr. romney tomorrow if it doesn't come up in a question at all. now the infamous rashes about the 47% who don't pay income taxes in the u.s. and that surreptitiously obtained video from several weeks back at a florida fund-raiser. the 47% is sure to come up. when he arrived last night at denver mr. romney did an interview with local affiliate, local fox station as a matter of fact and they asked him about it. here is how mr. romney intends to sort of deal with that issue of the 47%. >> they want to know is, will he get jobs for the american people and get rising in
interesting point. lou: we hope it will be a show. mr. obama, i would question mr. romney's business credentials. lou: governor run the show and a bank statement? would that satisfy you? >> i think obama is going to be lucky that foreign policy is not part of the first debate. you have to wait until october october 16th. only domestic policy. the first debate, of what will be surface impressions. this is the last time mitt romney will have a chance to make a good first impression of the bunch of others who have only seen -- >> what should you try to convey in that first impression with millions of americans? >> presidential stature, the ability to the executive as governor of massachusetts and the business world. lou: to the obama have presidential stature? >> he is the president. lou: that is presidential. i agree that he will be. the last four years he has been our president. lou: talking about governor romney. >> here is what i'm looking at for wednesday. that one of the first times president obama has been pushed the last four years. seven the white house have not served there. n
some debate press today before heading to a flight of fund-raisers. the president and mr. romney said to face often less than one week for the first presidential debate. both campaigns are downplaying the candid wiping of their opponents. how will these low expectations play out? with more on this, joined by ed rollins, republican strategist top boxes contributor. likewise, doing great, especially looking forward to this conversation. what is the strategy? >> you cannot play down the debate. the biggest thing left in his campaign. if you don't do well it does not matter whether you said you're not going to do well. you discord against. traditionally presidents don't do as well in debates. nobody basically stands up and makes points back-and-forth. sometimes they're hard to get going. this president is a good debater. my sense is he will be on his best. romney obviously became a very good debater. style versus substance. charismatic, a great debater. romney, livermore. also very strong in a primary debate, as you just alluded to, especially against gingrich. >> i'm sure fully ready to
hit pretty hard on the $5 trillion, the big amount mr. romney kept getting thing done by president obama, his president right saying mitt romney's numbers do not add up? >> no, he was not right. what romney is proposing is lowering tax rates, getting people back to work to generate tax revenues. he never said that taxes on the rich would make up for the deficit. president obama kept saying that. obviously he did not get how that works. tracy: listen to the sound bite from last night, mitt romney talking about the off shoring of businesses and tax businesses. >> to get a deduction for taking a plant overseas? i have been in business 25 years. i have no idea what you are talking about. i maybe need to get a new accountant, but the idea you get a break for sending jobs overseas is simply not the case. tracy: christian, was governor romney right on that point? >> no, he was actually wrong. earnings that do not subject to income tax money that is held offshore in effect incentivizing companies to have offshore jobs and keep the money outside the united states. i don't know where the gov
will address the numbers they released. stuart: mr. romney says this is not what a real recovery looks like. fewer jobs were created in september in the month of august and if you put back in people who dropped out of the work force the unemployment rate is 11%. the campaign is painting a grim picture of the economy with the unemployment rate. >> i don't know if anyone can paint a rosy picture of the economy. we have a weak recovery. 114,000 payroll jobs created is not a strong no.. as the governor mentioned we have seen declining job growth and average job growth slower in 2012 than 2011. a lot of reasons this economy is not in the recovery we hope the american people would want. stuart: the president is probably going to say we are going in the right direction. the headlines in the newspapers and on television is going to be big drop in the unemployment rate, 7.8%. the obama team will exploit that. >> they will do what they will do. they will have talking points about the economy. go to florida or nevada and talk to real americans they are thinking about how to meet with higher prices for
, the mainstream media will call it a victory for president obama, or a flat-out gap loss for mr. romney and joe trippi joins me now. you're not going to contest my opinion, are you, joe, that the mainstream media is firmly behind a second obama term? you're not going to give me an argument, are you? >> i'm not going to argue with you about where the media is it on this. i think, look, if romney gasps the media is going to jump all over it. and you know, so, i think if he has a good performance, stuart, i do disagree. generally what happens in the very first debate, if the challenger succeeds, and part of the reason is, just being on the same stage with the president of the united states with such a huge audience, i mean, there is no filter between, during the debate. there's no filter between what romney is satisfying and what the american people are seeing, that generally, i worked for walter mondale in 1984, everybody believed he did very, very well in the first debate against reagan. it was in the succeeding debates where reagan came back and clearly won those debates. so the first one is re
contrast, and i think mr. rency there was right. i mean, governor romney is talking about greater tax cuts and hoping that this time instead of growing deficits is grows jobs, and president obama's talking about a more balanced approach in line with the sort of policy choices and mix of investments and also balanced approaches that -- neil: but, governor, what did you make of the argument that governor romney used? mr. president, if you were for extending all the bush rates a couple years ago, and arguably the gdp was stronger than it was and is now, and you argue that now and then was not the time to do it? then he did catch the president in a, what the, you know what. >> i think the president, the situation he found himself in was he did not want to see taxes go up on people making less than $250,000 a year. he wanted to see and consistency said he would like to continue that level of taxation on people earning less than $250,000. he was running in, however, to a very hard core obstruction deal saying we're not going forward with that if you don't include the millionaires and billionaire
of other things, too, but go ahead, sir. romney: you bet. mr. president, you're absolutely right which is with regards to 97 percent of the businesses are not taxed at the 35% tax rate, they're taxed at a lower rate. but those businesses that are in the last 3% of businesses happen to employ half, half of all the people who work in small business. those are the businesses that employ one-quarter of all the businesses in america, and your plan is to take their tax rate from 35 to 40%. i've talked to a guy who has a very small business in st. louis, he has four employees. he said he and his son calculated how much they pay in taxes. federal income tax, federal payroll tax, state income tax, state property tax, gasoline tax, it added up to well over 50% of what they earned. and your plan is to take the tax rate on successful small businesses from 35% to 40%. the national federation of independent businesses has said that will cost 700,000 jobs. i don't want to cost jobs. my priority is jobs. and so what i do is i bring down the tax rates, lower deductions and exemptions, the same idea beh
of the tax cut if i was mitt romney. at one point after mitt romney said, look, mr. president, what you say is not true. it's not the case that it will necessarily result in a tax hike for the middle class. he said it three times, and the last time, president obama said, okay, because there's a new -- there's a column written by by colleague at the weekly standard who interview the the director who came up with the original study that found that was going to result in a middle class tax hike and said, in fact, no, it doesn't mean there's a mitt l class tax hike, a significant reversal suggesting the obama camp is not on solid ground making the claim. gerri: one possible explanation. bob woodward said, wow, you know what might have happened? the president got bad foreign affairs information before the debate. doug, are you buying that? >> not at all. presidents compartmentalize, the correspondent's dinner, the president told joke and the next day, a successful raid on bin laden. gerri: no excuses? >> no excuses. gerri: thank you so much. great job as always. >> thank you. >> thanks, gerri. g
taxes on so many people, 3% of businesses. mitt romney flipped that around saying very true, mr. president, but that's 25% of all the employees on all the workers. it seemed like a news alert to the president, and that -- i don't know if he was tired of listening, or it genuinely was a stunner to the president, which would scare me. >> looked surprised, i believe so. i'm just happy to see mitt romney came out, nailed it last night. especially to me as a small business person. he's right about regulations. you need them to run business. neil: he didn't specify how many or where to draw the line. i thought he'd say we don't need a hundred added a day. there's no number. >> he didn't be specific on what the federal government's regulating or take away from you as far as regulations go, but he hit it good with the taxes. the part i listened to and hit it home, talking about on the campaign trail, ran into somebody, i believe in ohio, explain the that 50% of the business sales go towards taxes, federal taxes. payroll tax, real estate tax, gas tax, on and on and on. the president rais
. but critics say that he is not effectively ceded mr. do you think he does that were changes that initiative tomorrow night? >> i think the governor romney is going to lay out a compelling case our debt problems in the risk of enormous tax hikes on the population that would stagnate growth and put us on a path with increased spending. rising standards of living, and contrasting that with president obama's vision of a social welfare state, moving towards this competent socio- economic expectations. neil: you know the problem may be that mitt romney has, and i mean this in a positive way, he is too smart for words. in other words, he has the iq argument down, but not necessarily the ronald reagan approach out there. so he always sounds like he's walking and talking about it and never explaining about basic human being terms with choking on a 16 trillion-dollar debt means. so it gets to be an academic discussion. i suspect if you go that route, he will lose people in this debate and very well this election. what do you think? >> there is no doubt that mitt romney is very smart and we need someo
for the jugular? someone who knows him personal, more, next, and he'll answer that question, can romney drop the nights guy act? ♪ no more mr. nice guy ♪ [ owner ] i need to expand to meet the needs of my growing business. but how am i going to fund it? and i have to find a way to manage my cash flow better. [ female announcer ] our wells fargo bankers are here to listen, offer guidance and provide you with options tailored to your business. we've loaned more money to small businesses than any other bank for ten years running. so come talk to us to see how we can help. wells fargo. together we'll go far. stuart: the mainstream media pointed to consumer confidence numbers as a bright spot for the economy. all but ignoring the gdp and we got a new read on consumer confidence for university of michigan moments ago lower than expected. also new at 10:00 wait until you hear how much this administration spends on perks according to a new book. largest warehouse staff in history getting largest and highest salaries ever and air force one that runs on a schedule of a commercial jetliner. those a
to get to the bottom of this? you signed a letter. now, mr. kerry, what are you doing about itings and the president has to be held to account at the debates. even though this is a domestic debate wednesday, romney should question him on it. lou: your thoughts? you get the last word. >> i've been in des moines, iowa there, and people there are frustrated about what's going on in washington. they believe the administration's covering this up. they don't want white wash, but want answers. president's phenomenontures could tumble if they are not forthcoming and honest about what happened in benghazi. i think president obama's fortunes go lower opposed to up in the next days to come. lou: thank you very much. >> thank you. lou: much more on the obama administration's involving narrative, if you will, later, we take that up with the a-team. governor romney is a clear underdog right now, so why won't the liberal media call him just that? an underdog. could it be because voters love an underdog? we'll take a look at histories november surprises. the prints presses running over time. wall
and applause] rounding him up. elmo's got to watch out too. governor romney plans to let wall street run wild, but he's bringing the hammer down on "sesame street," it makes sense. lou: the president was trying to make a joke, but, mr. president, wait a minute. turns out big bird is deserving of considerable public attention. upon further investigation, it appears the last thing the president should be doing is to minimize what's happening to the taxpayer money because of big bird, all his friends like elmo and jim lehrer. the president should be paying attention to the count to help him with the numbers, and the numbers are troubling. on a day in which the congressional budget office announced the 2012 budget deficit came in at $11 trillion for a fourth straight year, turns out our out of control spending includes roughly $450 million given every year to the corporation for public broadcasting, $8 million of that going to, that's right, sesame workshop and big bird. it appears easy to dismiss millions of dollars when the government faces trillion of dollars in debt. the left may be cute with
back mitt romney are upset even if the polling is skewed some more than others, but is it detrimental to voters if they see these polls and they think mr. obama is gaining steam, does it drive potential voters away? >> there is bad polling, overly optimistic polling, but there's a mainstream media narrative that the election is over, governor romney has lost in the swing stays are close to double-digit. but it doesn't help our democratic system especially when they have the race somewhat closer than cnbc does. i looked at them, that is my vision. the only way to change the dynamic. dagen: is the time? >> there is time, but it is running out quickly. connell: don't keep it here, that is what dr. marc faber will be saying when he comes on in a few minutes. dagen: and amazon getting into that business, we will have details coming up. here are some of the winners on the s&p 500. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 when i'm trading, i'm so into it, tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 hours can go by before i realize tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 that i haven't even looked away from my screen. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 tdd#: 1-800-34
. mr. president, as president you're entitled to a plane and a house but not entitled to your own facts. and who was that guy with humor? who knew that mitt romney was funny. there were a couple of moments there where, particularly at beginning he said i'm sure you wanted --. melissa: spend your anniversary with me. that was a good one. >> yeah. but no, look the people got a real good sense who he was. that is what these deweights are like. in 1980, ronald reagan had been depicted as sort of a warmonger came across in the one debate with carter affable, thoughtful, able governor of a big state. you know what? he reassured me. a lot of that happened for mitt romney last night. particularly can you sense what is happening in the real world and economy i have to live in? people walked away last night, got a plan and knows what is going on. melissa: carl, we've got to jump. thank you so much for your analysis. >> you bet. thank you. melissa: even the democrats said the president's performance last night was not up to par after all the spin began after the debate. i was glued to my twitter f
more aide for the region or questioning our financial reliance on the region? >> i think mitt romney is perfectly suited to talk about the american dependency on oil in the middle east and the persian gulf, that this place is on fire, that mr. president, your policies do not seem to be working. they are burning the american flag. we need to be energy independent. certainly, he can turn that into that, neil. what i'm most concerned about is that he -- if you will, perform as though he's got to get a 98 in economics to obama's 95. he ought to recite the arguments he's got, and then, again, look at how all of the debates were won and lost all the way going back to nixon and kennedy. often, it was a really good one liner that summedded up someone or it was a good rebuttal, and often, it was a gaffe. neil: do you think they change the outcome, though? i mean, if you look back at 1980, you could argue the momentum was beginning to go in ronald reagan's favor. you can argue in 1960, though the race was tight, people were open to a challenger. you're smarter than i'll ever be, pat, but does
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